House Tarly
House Tarly of Horn Hill is a noble house from the Reach, pledged to House Tyrell of Highgarden.

They are the keepers of Heartsbane, one of the rare and coveted Valyrian steel greatswords.

History Edit

House Tarly was founded during the Age of Heroes by the twin brothers Harlon the Hunter and Herndon of the Horn, who were both married to a witch who kept them young as long as they had intercourse with her every full moon.

During the reign of Aenys I Targaryen, Savage Sam Tarly was among the marcher lords who participated in the Vulture Hunt.

House Tarly supported the Blacks during the Dance of Dragons.

The head of the house at the time of the War of the Five Kings is Lord Randyll Tarly, who has two sons, Samwell and Dickon. Lord Randyll considered Samwell, his firstborn and heir, too bookish and weak to succeed him, and forced him under threat of death to take the black and leave his heritage to Dickon.[1]

Like their liege lords, the Tarlys declared for Renly Baratheon after the death of King Robert.[2] After King Renly's death, they pledged to Stannis.After being defeated at the Battle of the Blackwater with the rest of Stannis' army, they pledged to Joffrey.

Historical members Edit

  • Lord Sam Tarly. Lord of Horn Hill in the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen. Known as "Savage Sam" for his prowess in battle during the Vulture Hunt.
  • Lord Alan Tarly, Lord of Horn Hill during the Dance of the Dragons.
  • Ser Samwyle Tarly, heir to Horn Hill at the time of the tourney at Ashford Meadow of 209 AC.

Notes and References Edit

  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22